Black Bean Chocolate Cupcakes

Black Bean Chocolate Cupcakes
by Todd Leonard CEC on May 28 2013
Delicious chocolate cupcakes made with black beans!
Prep Time 30 minutes  Yield 15 servings
2 c thrive instant black beans
1/2 c thrive scrambled egg mix + 3/4 cup water
1 T vanilla
1/3 c butter
3/4 c thrive white sugar
1/2 t thrive baking soda
1 t thrive baking powder
3 T butter (for frosting)
1 1/2 oz cream cheese
1 1/3 c thrive powdered sugar
3 T cocoa powder (for frosting)
1 t cream 
1/3 c cocoa powder

Cook beans, rinse with cold water. In a blender, blend beans, egg mixture, and vanilla until completely liquefied. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Add bean mixture and beat until smooth.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from tins. For frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and cocoa powder. Mix in cream and beat at high speed for 30 seconds. Frost cupcakes when cool.